SRC celebrates Homecoming week


A group of students participating in Zumba at National Recreational Day on Monday, Feb. 22. Photo by Karina Diaz/The Runner

By Rose Ayala



The homecoming dance is just around the corner and the entire CSU Bakersfield campus is prepared to spread school spirit this week.

The Student Recreation Center joined in the festivities and kicked off homecoming week this Monday, Feb. 22 in front of the Student Union. They celebrated National Recreational Day by organizing a fun event filled with games and activities for students to enjoy.

“The Rec Center organized this event in conjunction with homecoming activities, so we are kind of kicking off everything for homecoming,” said Student Manager of Marketing for the SRC Nico Salun.

The event ran from 11 a.m. to noon and provided students with incentive to join in the fun by handing out T-shirts to anyone who participated.

“The goal for the students is just to learn a little bit more about the (SRC). Rec Day is a national thing for universities all over, so we are just here celebrating recreation, fitness, wellness, everything that we stand for,” said Communications, Special Programs, and Student Development Coordinator Mariah Schultz. “We have our different program areas out here, we have some tents set up so you can see our outdoor adventures program we are doing a Zumba class in the lawn for our fitness and group exercise classes and we have our corn hole and giant volleyball.”

Both students and SRC staff members alike had a good time enjoying the pleasant warm weather and getting together to embrace fitness.

“Today is definitely a success,” said intramural official for the SRC Christopher Galafate, who is also a sophomore in the engineering sciences major. “There is a lot of people participating and it is really fun for the staff and for the students.”

“It’s a way for students to get more involved with the campus life, I just see a lot of students just come and go to class, with this they have some time to play and socialize with other students,” said senior child adolescent and family studies major Elizabeth Alaniz.